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What is the NeuroSuit?

Nov 19th, 2020 | by NAPA Team

NAPA Team

November 19th, 2020

NAPA’s Director of Intensive Therapy Services, Jess, is here to talk about the NeuroSuit.

Watch the video on the NAPA Facebook page here!

All About the NeuroSuit Pressure and Compression Vest for Kids and Toddlers

The NeuroSuit is a great therapeutic tool that we have been using at NAPA Center for many years. One thing I want to say right off the bat is that it is a therapeutic tool, not magic. However, we really like to impart the knowledge to our parents that the NeuroSuit can be very beneficial for increasing the overall benefits of your child’s pediatric therapy sessions. Now, let’s approach the questions we get the most: What is the NeuroSuit? Is it a pediatric compression vest? A weighted compression vest? How does the compression vest benefit toddlers and children? Is the NeuroSuit compression vest beneficial for autism or sensory processing disorders?

What is the NeuroSuit and What Does it Do?

In the simplest terms, the NeuroSuit does three things: it loads (pressure), it compresses, and it aligns. I’ll explain a little bit about what I mean.

1. It is a Pressure Vest

  • We can add up to forty pounds of pressure to the body using the NeuroSuit. Of course, for our smaller bodies, we don’t add that much pressure. We want to do that to really activate the anti-gravity muscles of the system, namely, the muscles that get you up off the ground to walk, stand, run, crawl, jump, etc.

2. It is a Compression Vest 

  • You can think of the NeuroSuit as a girdle of support; a compression garment or compression vest for kids. It’s really important to promote good body awareness to our systems because if you don’t know where your body is in relationship to the world, to other people, to other objects, you’re never going to be able to move it efficiently. The compression vest aspect of the NeuroSuit is very important and may be beneficial to children with autism or sensory processing disorders.

3. It Aligns

  • This is the one that is more intuitive to our families and our parents when they look at the suit. So, if you take a look at the little black bungies, those help to activate the underlying musculature and promote better posture and alignment. If your body is not in the right place to begin with, it doesn’t matter if you can turn on the muscles because it’s not going to do the right thing.

Is the NeuroSuit Beneficial for My Child or Loved One?

Is the NeuroSuit vest appropriate for my child or toddler?

Number one: If you are concerned about general posture and alignment for your toddler or child, that’s a win. NeuroSuit would be great for that kid.

Number two: The NeuroSuit may benefit children with general strength impairments. NeuroSuit is really good for activating muscles of the glutes, the lower extremities, and the back.

Number three: If you just really want to add an extra challenge and mix up the challenge of your general therapeutic activities, the NeuroSuit can be a really awesome addition to your therapeutic program.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEUROSUIT

About NAPA Center

NAPA Center is a world-renowned pediatric therapy clinic, offering pediatric therapy for children of all ages in traditional or intensive settings. With six clinic locations and intensive therapy pop-up sessions worldwide, NAPA is committed to helping children lead their happiest, healthiest lives. At NAPA, we take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals. Let your child’s journey begin today by contacting us to learn more.

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